I am a teacher at a private high school. I've been cooking since I was old enough to hold a spoon and come from a long line of chefs. I am constantly trying out new ingredients and recipes, and pride myself on my adventurous nature in the kitchen. Thankfully I have a husband and 5 "sons" who are willing to test my new creations.
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment with different things. My all time favorite things to cook are my famous cheesecake brownies, macaroni and cheese casserole from scratch, and chocolate chip cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year for the holidays, each of my family members has to cook one dish for the table. That way, nobody gets tired out cooking everything and we all get a chance to have some fun in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I recently made chocolate and peanut butter bon bons for the first time and brought them in to work for a potluck we were having. My co-workers LOVED them! We also had a surprise visit from corporate that day and they singled out my bon bons as their favorite food there! Ever since, I've been getting requests from people for my recipe or for me to cook them some.
My cooking tragedies
When I was experimenting and trying to figure out the recipe for my famous cheesecake brownies, I made the mistake of trying out some almond extract. BIG mistake. Almond didn't mix well at all with the dark chocolate that I was using for the brownies.